Amos 'n' Andy is an American radio and television sitcom set in Harlem , Manhattan 's historic black community. The original radio show, which was popular from 1928 until 1960, was created, written, and voiced by two white actors, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll , who played a number of different characters, including the titular Amos Jones (Gosden) and Andrew Hogg Brown (Correll). When the show moved to television, black actors took over the majority of the roles; white characters were... Topic: Amos 'n' Andy
Hired by CBS as producers of the television show, Gosden and Correll were ready to try bringing the show to television as early as 1946; the search for cast members went on for four years before filming began. According to a 1950 newspaper story, Gosden and Correll had initial aspirations of voicing the characters Amos, Andy and Kingfish for television, while the actors hired for these roles performed and apparently were to lip-sync the story lines. A year later, both spoke about how they... Topics: The Amos 'n Andy Show, Amos 'n Andy
Freeman Fisher "Gozzie" Gosden and Charles Correll were radio comedians and singers originally based out of Chicago's WGN radio station. At the time of this recording, they were getting ready to leave WGN after disputes over the marketing of their Sam 'n' Henry show and about to embark on a new venture for radio station WMAQ under the title of Amos 'n' Andy . Unsure of how their comic career would progress, and wanting to keep their options open as a singing duo, they were quite happy... Topics: Correll and Gosden, Amos 'n' Andy, 1920s Source: Victor 21143 -A & -B
Amos is planning a big Thanksgiving dinner because his nephew will be on leave from the service and is coming to town for a visit, but Amos has trouble finding a turkey. Topics: Amos 'n' Andy Show, Amos 'n' Andy, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Eddie Green, Harlow Wilcox,...